If you have an immense fear of being buried alive then we have the perfect contraption for you. It’s the Safety Coffin!
If you have an immense fear of being buried alive then we have the perfect contraption for you. It’s the Safety Coffin! First devised in the 1800s (after a few alarming incidents which we won’t ruin your day with) the device was designed so that if you woke up in a coffin, you would have a way to let the people above know that you’re still alive and kicking.
One method involved a little bell that you could pull that would not only alert passersby to your dilemma but would also start airflow into the coffin to make sure you could breathe. Another had a tube that you could use for breathing and shouting out for help! Another one was for Morse code, which is only useful if you know Morse code and you aren’t in the midst of a panic attack after discovering you’ve been buried alive. And a final one, our favorite, had a little “in case of emergency, smash glass” panel…you just had to smash it with your face. Which seems a little distressing for anyone, nevermind someone who has just woken up in a coffin.
Think we’ll get cremated, just in case.